Zemo Partnership announces new board members

Scania GB Tanya Neech Zemo Partnership board

Zemo Partnership has elected four new members to its board of directors.

The appointees include Scania (Great Britain) Sustainability Officer Tanya Neech (pictured); Energy Savings Trust UK Head of Transport Tim Anderson; Transport Research Laboratory Academy Director Richard Cuerden; and Vice President Commercial Vehicles, Arrival Glenn Saint.

The new board members bring experience from across the UK transport sector and provide perspectives from manufacturing, public policy and research and technical aspects which, according to Zemo, will “underpin the transition to zero”.

Meanwhile, Professor of Transport Governance at the Institute for Transport Studies, Leeds University Greg Marsden, and Vice President, International Sustainability UPS Peter Harris have been re-elected and will continue their terms on the Zemo Partnership Board.

Stepping down from the Board is Nissan’s Peter Stephens and Coventry University’s David Wright.

“I’m delighted to welcome these new members to our Board. They join at an exciting and critical moment as the organisation positions to help government and industry deliver accelerated progress towards the full decarbonisation of road transport,” says Zemo Partnership Chair Philip Sellwood CBE.

Commenting on the appointment of Scania’s Tanya Neech to the Board, Managing Director for Scania (Great Britain) Martin Hay says: “Scania is firmly committed to driving the shift towards more sustainable transport solutions, and that includes developing our own performance from a sustainability perspective – the area in which Tanya is involved.  I am sure her wide-ranging experience will add significantly to the voice of the commercial industry within Zemo Partnership, and we look forward to supporting Tanya to enable her to fulfil her role to best effect.”

Adds Tanya: “Joining the board is something I am really excited about and privileged to be a part of.  Scania is fully aligned with Zemo’s mission to deliver cleaner, more sustainable transport.

“Our Driving The Shift strategy relies on strong, solid partnerships and collaboration, which can only be delivered when we all work together. Our recent commitment to introduce a new electric product each year and our approved Science Based Targets (set by SBTi, a partnership between the Carbon Disclosure Project, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute and the World Wide Fund for Nature) means we are also in a great position to support the efforts of the partnership and its work programme.”